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Dex Flix brings you the latest movie reviews and previews of what's coming out for 2020. As well as past movies that you missed on the big screen!

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "THE MAURITANIAN" 2021 

Based a on true story about a suspected 9/11 terrorist in Guantanamo Bay, who has been wrongly prisoned for 6 years. It takes a US Attorney, her associate and military prosecutor to unveil all the wrong doings which has led to this conspiracy.

This film features the likes of Jodie Foster is fierce as ever, Tahar Rahim playing the key suspect, Shailene Woodley and Benedict Cumberbatch as the supporting cast.

Personal Rating 7/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.4/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "NOMADLAND" 2021 

After losing her Husband, Frances McDormand who plays the character called "Fern" decides to seek another journey by travelling around the US during the great recession.

This journey is definitely a heartfelt as Fern tries to keep all the things that mean something close to her along the way and meets some likeminded people along the way.

It's a shame i wasn't able to see this on the big screen the usual ways as the Director Chloe Zhao captures some amazing scenes that makes this film a worthy watch. 

 

Personal Rating 7.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.6/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "MINARI" 2021 

South Korean Family seeking their American dream in Arkansas, but realise it's not as easy as they thought when sacrifices have to made along the way. With the addition of Grandmother joining the Family they really see what makes a family home.

The film is intimate, emotional and funny in some parts, as the Director Lee Isaac Chung's shows his excellent story telling.

Personal Rating 7.4 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.6/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN" 2021 

Cassie played by Carrie Mullingam is traumatised by a tragic event of the past, seeks for justice by reconnecting with friends of the past, but the question is will it all be worth it in the end?

Director Emerald Fennell captures a feminist's revenge well with this plot and deserves all the praises for his film. If you love a good plot then this is for you.

Personal Rating 7.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.5/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "MALCOM & MARIE" 2021 

We follow the progress of an up and coming film maker played by John David Washington & his partner Zendaya who's life experiences are portrayed in his success a film maker.

Like many real relationships, they have their up's and downs and seeing the chemistry between these two characters for me was hollywood gold and immerse yourself with the characters personalities.

Director Sam Levinson goes for the monotone approach and captures this nature of the evening, where the couple return from the premiere night and discuss things that lead into a dialogue that you wont forget in a hurry.

Enjoyed this one as l like films that are different from your usual stigma.

Personal Rating 7/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.7/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "ANOTHER ROUND" 2021 

A Danish drama comedy about 4 high school teachers who test their intake of alcohol, and measure how it affects their social and professional lives. We follow the leading star Mads Mikkelsen who plays "Martin" as we see his rise and fall of his life.

This film is simple but captures the deep emotion of drinking with your best friends and when your alone. Despite this being a Danish film in subtitles, the director Thomas Vinterberg built up each character's lives and by the end you felt a bond of emotion for each person. If you love a Sundance film with a difference, this is one to watch.

Personal Rating 7.9/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.8/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "WONDER WOMAN 1984" 2021 

Set in the year 1984, we follow Diana Prince as she tries to live the low profile life but like many Superheroes there's is rarely any rest bite in saving the world. A business man tries to steal ancient artifact with the intent of running the world but he does what ever it takes to fulfill his desires.

Diana Prince "Wonder Woman" has grown in strength and will take every power she has to save the world from going into destruction. Like the first film it has the romance sparks and witty comedy and builds on strong female Superhero leads. This might be up for several awards and you can see why and won't be a surprise if we see a trilogy out of this.

Personal Rating 6.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 5.5/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "PIECES OF A WOMAN" 2021 

Film focuses its journey with a couple played by Vanessa Kirby & Shia Labeouf, who are on the verge of becoming new parents during a home birth, is shattered by a turn of events. 

Its an emotional rollercoaster on how a woman manages her grief, the fallout of her partner and family. Vanessa Kirby's role of "Martha Weiss" is gripping and your rooting for her to be in a happy place throughout this trauma situation. There are parts of the film where it could have been better but the first 40 mins set the tone of this move.

Personal Rating 7/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM" 2020  

Based in the Early 1930's we see the story of how Ma Rainey and her band come together to record their first live vinyl and like many famous groups there's always a fall out where tensions are high.

There was exceptional performances from fallen star Chadwick Boseman who took this role serious and learnt to play his musical instrument to get into the feel of the character "Levee" who he played. Voila Davis was another one who shone through the film playing the main star Ma Rainey and you get a sense of how this leading woman demanding respect for everything she did as the lead singer.

Director George C Wofle got this one right and its one film you can appreciate the efforts made for those who love everything about what Jazz stood for in past to what it still resonates to us now.

Personal Rating 8/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.2/10

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "SOUL" 2020  

Another fab film from Pixar Studios as we follow the life of a middle age school teacher called Joe, who dreams of still being a big jazz player but has to learn some real life lessons along the way.

This film has characters we can all relate too and with the year we have had, this film focuses on mental health and the impact it has on yourself and others around you.

Soul is going to make your heart melt, with voices from Jamie Foxx, Angela Bassett, Tina Fey, Rachel House, Donnell Rawlings, Quest Love, and Richard Ayoade.

Personal Rating 8/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 8.2/10